Thursday, June 16, 2016

The roses are blooming!!!

The roses are blooming!
There are a few different varieties here at the Lakehouse, and they are slowly starting to open...a few at a time.

The peonies are opening up, too!
The last ones will be the pink ones.
The whites smell just like hyacinths.
It smells like Easter in the cottage right now.

I am loving all the shades of pink roses!!
I noticed a yellow one was waking up when I got home from work today.
The New Dawn roses should be open in just a few more days.

We planted two lavender bushes this year.
I'm anxious for them to show themselves.
They are the most fragrant of roses, it seems.

Having flowers from the gardens in the house again just warms my heart.

I think, out of all of the roses in the gardens, this wild, yet delicate looking pink rose is one of my very favorites.
The fragrance is intoxicating, the color is glorious, and the shape is magnificent.
It's not exactly what most people think of when we talk about roses.....but to me, it's perfection.
As the days go on, there will be many more roses to come.....different colors, shapes, sizes, etc.
I LOVE this time of the year!!
Enjoy each day, and take time to smell the roses!!


  1. My roses are blooming too! It's always nice to see them come. I don't have different varieties like you do, only one large bush that blooms until the frost hits it in the fall. I love how you've displayed yours in the house. Such pretty settings for your beautiful roses.

  2. These roses are gorgeous I can literally smell their scent just by the wonderful photos :-) Your china is just beautiful!! Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. Debbie your roses are delicate, vibrant and beautiful. You grow beauty my friend and I love seeing them displayed in your lovely home. Happy weekend wishes.

  4. Hi Debbie
    Wow your Roses are just beautiful. I love that Rose you said was your favorite. I agree its just perfect. The colors of them all are just gorgeous. Ours have just opened also and I am still waiting on a few that just have buds. This time of the year is so glorious isn't it. Enjoy your day/weekend sweet Debbie

  5. Hi Debbie, I live this time of year too when the roses are all in bloom. Your roses are lovely and I adore the peonies. Can't grow them here. I guess it's too hot. My mother had gorgeous peonies in Michigan. I remember them growing up and how beautiful they were.
    I love your favorite rose too. Delicate and so pretty. Have a nice weekend. Blessings xo

  6. I love that you are able to share photos of your roses and other beautiful flowers now that spring/summer is in full bloom around the Lakehouse! So very pretty! Blessings, Cindy xo

  7. We have peonies at home and they always bloom while we're in KY and I miss them. Maybe I need to replant some at the lake?

    Lavender... Hmmmm... would love to grow that at the lakehouse too. I'll have to check that out.

    We have a neighbor at the lake who has hydrangea's and I want to start some cuttings from him in the fall. Maybe next year I will finally get around to some sort of flower garden at the lake. Wish I had your knack and talent. Enjoy your weekend sweetie-pie. xo

  8. wauw ... just saying ... I love it


  9. Beautiful post, I could almost smell the peonies and roses!

  10. And Pink suits you well, love the graceful pettles of those lipstick pinks. I bet your lakeside cottage is scented beautifully these days. I must fill some vases today, I am feeling a bit flower less in my home after my visit here with you!

    See you and your gentle beauty soon enough.

  11. Hi Debbie. I just love all of your pretty roses in your home. There is nothing better than filling your rooms with fresh blooms and scents. The roses bloom early here on the Carolina Coast and everything else struggles to survive the heat. So, my roses have to come from the grocery store.
    Hope you are enjoying the summer.


  12. Hello Dear, I have taken the time to enjoy your lovely roses, I am so glad you enjoy the beauty! Your love for the beautiful gifts of Gods creation is so refreshing!May your summer be enjoyed moment by moment!
    We are going camping again tomorrow, I love getting away, but your home seems like it is a bit of a vacation all year long!
    xoxo Love, Roxy

  13. We think alike Debbie; an appreciation for all the beauty that blesses us from our gardens and what better way to stretch the love than bring blooms inside.
    I like to fill separate little vases as opposed to one big one with whatever is flowering.
    Happy Gardening!

  14. So pretty Debbie! I love roses but those peonies are just gorgeous to me. And I do need to stop and smell the roses more often ;)

  15. So pretty Debbie! I love roses but those peonies are just gorgeous to me. And I do need to stop and smell the roses more often ;)

  16. Beautiful !
    Happy Summer Solstice !
    Gail x

  17. Hi wonderful for your roses to be blooming at last, l agree it always seems such a long wait after winter and the sheer joy of seeing each precious bud unfold is heaven. l really love how beautifully you've styled your selection of blooms in it's own vignette...It must be fantastic to have peonies flowering in the garden and l can't wait for you to show us the pink ones.

  18. How fabulous to grow your own blooms like those!!! One of the bad sides of living down here is that summer is really too hot for that. Enjoy!